Proposal of consistency management method between product and its life cycle for supporting life cycle design

Eisuke Kunii, Takeshi Matsuura, Shinichi Fukushige, Yasushi Umeda

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Abstract

In order to increase value and reduce environmental loads and resource consumption over the entire product life cycle, a designer should design a product life cycle as well as a product in an integrated manner. In order to support such integrated life cycle design, we are currently developing Life Cycle CAD (LC-CAD) system. Indispensable requirements for LC-CAD system include the following three points: (1) Representing a product and its life cycle in an integrated manner, (2) Managing the consistency of the relationship between a product and its life cycle, and (3) Life cycle evaluation by using the information of a product and its life cycle. This paper focuses on the function (1) and (2), and proposes a method of consistency management between a product and its life cycle. For this purpose, this paper proposes a method for representing a product and its life cycle with defining the relationship between these two models. Then, this paper proposes a management scheme for the consistency of the relationship. We developed a prototype systemand applied it to design of Liquid Cristal Display (LCD) TV as a case study. The result indicates that the relationship between a product and its life cycle is successfully represented and managed, and that a designer can design them in an integrated manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-277
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Automation Technology
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CAD
  • Consistency management
  • Life cycle design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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